Jobless Man Arraign For Allegedly Burning N3.5m Jeep

The police on Wednesday arraigned 22yrs old Joseph Okwuese before a Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State capital, Abeokuta, for allegedly setting fire to a Honda Acura belonging to another man.

The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing one count of willful damage.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Idowu Ogunleye, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 23, 2016, at about 8pm at the Arankange Iberekodo area of Abeokuta.

According to NAN, Ogunleye said the accused set fire to the Honda Jeep with the number plate, EKY 106 CH, valued at N3.5m property of one Vincent Ajah.

He said the offence contravened Section 443(A) of the Criminal Code of Ogun State, 2006.

The charge was read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate, Mrs Fatimat Ojelade, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be civil servants on Grade Level 8 or above with the Ogun State Civil Service Commission.

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The sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and also show evidence of two-year tax payment to the government.